Grateful Dead Live at Sphinx Theatre on 1978-09-16
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Looks Like Rain
Ramble On Rose
New Minglewood Blues
Ollin Arrageed * ->
Fire On The Mountain ->
I Need A Miracle ->
It's All Over Now
Shakedown Street ->
Stella Blue ->
Around And Around
One More Saturday Night
* with Hamza el-Din
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|Around & Around|
|I Need A Miracle->|
|Its All Over Now|
|Fire on the Mountain|
|Ramble on Rose|
|New Minglewood Blues|
|Looks Like Rain|
|One More Saturday Night|
- The Hamza set was not included with this source and has not been spliced in.
- All tape pauses between tracks were cross faded.
- There are few glitches and dropouts present throughout.
- Right after Iko Iko, the left channel dropped down to darn near nothing. Rather than splice in the soundboard, I was
able to lift the RMS and save it up to mid drums, from this point on, there was not only the severe drop in the left
channel level, but some real heavy distortion became present. Left with the options to either splice in the soundboard or
make a mono patch from the right channel, I opted to make the mono patch and preserve the source as best as I could. You
can certainly hear the change. Overall, all things considered, this is a very nice source, my favorite show of the Egypt
- Some slight bass distortion and minor clicks present in the mono patch.
- This source is also subject to what some call hiss, I prefer analog warmth. Call it what you will :-)
- Ok, here is the story. Last week or so I was contacted by a fellow LL'er named moon. He Pm'ed me and asked
if he could seed some new sources for the 9/14/15/16/1978 shows. This really sparked my curiosity. The files were
transferred to my server to have a listen and look. After listening myself, and asking other respected members of the
communities opinion, we came to the conclusion these are new sources, I decided to have a go at just putting a
little polish on them, very little was done aside from the above listed patches and a gain bump since the files were
provided at 16/44.1. The taper did all the transfer work and passed this along anonymously, which he wishes to remain
and I will respect. The first set of this show was taped on mic stands. After the first set, the taper was asked to take
them down, so he impromptu began to stealth record the show, thus explaining the sonic changes, and the lack of wind noise
after the set break. Just as a disclaimer here, I'm in no way shape or form declaring this an upgrade, just an additional
source these deserve to circulate and I am happy to get this tapers work out there. Take what you want and leave the rest.
- Thanks to the anonymous taper, bagsgroove, and moon for helping get this to me and relaying information.
- 2008-09-19 06:12:02
- MAC (Maxell UDXL 2) > Sony TC-KE5000S Cassette player > 16/44.1 wave > Tascam CD-RW 750 > EAC > 16/44.1 Wave > wavelab 5 > flac lvl 8 (tlh)
- Giza, Egypt
- Run time
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- anonymous and Brian Green
- Sphinx Theatre
Subject: OK Show, but Very Sweet ollin arrageed>fire...This AUD is notable
As I see it, the ideal GD recording for your collection is an AUD or MTX which gives you a little sense of the crowd, not too much, but showcases the full range of the music, with added reverberations of the music off the stage and venue that you do not get in a SBD (the part of the music that you only hear as an audience member).
Not all AUDs do this. Some just serve up in-your-face crowd noise. Some just sound like low fi SBDs.
This one is somewhere in between. It's not an ideal AUD, but I can see that some would choose this over the SBD. It does a few things that should be noted:
A-Phil is big on this, significantly bigger than Jerry, though you can still hear Jerry loud and clear. If you like that...there you go.
B-You get a little margin of extra drum and instrument reverb on this compared to the SBD, but not a whole ton more like on a great AUD like 12-16-78 or 12-19-78.
-The crowd noise is abundant here. It sounds like a lot of people carrying on various conversations and jokes in Arabic. It's definitely atmospheric, but I would say it ultimately kind of conflicts with the music because it sounds like people are not really paying attention to the band. It sounds more like they are having a party and the GD just so happen to be playing in the background.
In any case, you be the judge. I will stick with my SBD, because Phil is already big on there, the sound is otherwise very similar, and the crowd is more moderately audible.
Subject: Crowd Noise is Priceless
I love this band more than ever after 30 years. Always a new experience to be found here. Thanks to all the tapers!!! And the Archive for this collection of history!!!!
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